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Can WordPress turn into a community blog?

  • Could WordPress be turned into a blog where users can post entries and not just the admin?

    Perhaps something like Digg/Slashdot?

    My concept is that admins can create categories and control the site, but the users can post entries and comment/rate on user-posted entries.

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  • I think most of your question are answered here: User_Levels – but if you have more questions, post back 🙂

    I don’t have WP, yet, but is it possible to make it so every registered person is level 2, but they don’t have the ability to moderate? I don’t want the every user that signs up to basically be a weak moderator.

    It is up to you what level do you assign to your users. In WP 1.5.x the default for every registered user is – 0 (zero).

    Someone told me about WordPress Multiuser as a community blog. What’s Multiuser and how’s it work? Will I really need it?

    In MU every user has his/her own blog.
    But don’t ask questions about it here because we don’t know anything about it.
    http://mu.wordpress.org
    For what you’ve described above, you don’t need that.

    WPMU allows for everyone to have their own blog, vs WP which is a single blog. To check out a working version of WPMU, see http://www.wordpress.com

    Alright, thanks, I’ll download WordPress and play with it. If I have any problems coverting WordPress into a community blog, I’ll let you guys know.

    Is it possible to allow users to post, but not have the other options? I made an account to test WP on my server, and a regular user can manage other user’s posts.

    Perhaps this will shed more light
    User_Levels

    I can’t find out how to disable the management options for users that are level 2. Level 2 is the lowest level for registered users to post, but I don’t want them to see any other option except for “Users” and “Write”.

    I’ve got a blog where the users are all level 1. They can all post, no problem, but edit no one else….

    Well, I’ve never worked with mulitiple authors/users, so I’m at the end of my knowledge. I will say, that there was a recent beta release, and let me emphasis BETA the whole user level issue will change. If you are simply testing it out, and not looking to start a full fledge blog, you may want to look at those features.

    vkaryl
    How did you achieve this?
    Right now, I have everyone on Level 2, but I’d like them to be Level 1, plus the ability to post. Level only allows drafts.

    You access this through /wp-admin/users/authors & users tab. Using the “minus” next to each user’s level designator, reduce each user to “1”.

    Create a test user of your own, set it to “1”, then login as that user. You can “view” posts in the manage screen, but not “edit” them.

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